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LAEF Scholarship

The LAEF Scholarship Application is now Closed!
  • The LAEF Scholarship Application requires several written components and uploaded documents. You can complete the application in multiple sessions. 
  • Applicants and recommenders should not wait until the last minute to start and/or submit any required materials.
  • An LAEF Scholarship Application "How To Guide" with step by step instructions can be located at the bottom of this page.
  • All Colorado residents - regardless of U.S. permanent legal residency status or U.S citizenship
  • Hispanic origin or actively involved in the Hispanic community
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative on a weighted GPA scale of high school or college
  • High school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply
Applicants are required to submit the following via the online application, which will be used to verify their eligibility.
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Official ACT/SAT scores
  • Current photo
  • List of extracurricular activities
  • Written statement(s) – not to exceed 1,000 words each, one for first time applicants or two for renewing applicants
  • Financial documents – for the person claiming the student
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) if FAFSA was completed; or...
  • 2018 tax return
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One letter must be from a representative at your high school or college-principal, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.
  • One letter must be from another source, personal or professional - employer, mentor, coach, etc.
  • Recommender  will receive an email with instructions when the student identifies them as the recommender on the application
  • Recommender must be at least 21 years of age and not related to the applicant
  • ​Recommender is required to complete a confidential recommendation through the online LAEF application system
*Students remember to complete your FAFSA application!
If you have any outstanding issues with your application
please e-mail Rigo Rangel at RRangel@LAEForg